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“A great place for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Okka

Okka
62 high street, Harpenden, England
01582 763 975
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Ranked #4 of 56 restaurants in Harpenden
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An all day eatery with a Mediterranean influence serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (in that order).Because we are an all day eatery it means you can come with your kids (for bubble and squeak and a milkshake), you can come with your friends (for a carefully selected ‘Teapigs’ tea and slice of the drizzliest lemon drizzle cake ever),  you can come with your other half (for our  ‘21 day aged’ rib eye steaks and bottle of Rioja) or you can just come on your own, to enjoy a cup of our excellent coffee and linger over the papers. (Slippers not included).
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A great place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

At one thirty on a Saturday afternoon Okka was very busy but we did not have to wait for a table.
The all day menu offers plenty of choice from soup and sharing platters to sandwiches, burgers and steaks. Prices are reasonable.
Our toasted paninis were delicious and service was efficient and friendly.
I recommend Okka for lunch or for an informal evening meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating breakfast here for years and am very confused by the ridiculous review dated 11th Jan. As I understand the sausages and other meats etc come from Woburn country foods who have a stall on the Harpenden farmers market supplying on behalf of local farmers. Funnily enough they also supply harpenden waitrose for the benefit of the 11th Jan reviewer. Free range eggs and chicken are from a local farmer in Bedfordshire and the bacon which i love is also locally cured by a Beds farmer who also supplies the only remaining local butchers in Harpenden with the very same bacon. The thing I love is that its freshly cooked to order which can take more time to get served. I guess the choice is there for anyone if they prefer a Little Chef breakfast complete with deep fried from frozen hash browns, and I'm sure their bacon if not local is sourced within the EU too?

It is simply the best breakfast I have tried for miles around.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LONDON
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“Tasty! Best breakfast i've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have eaten at Okka for the first time, Great location. With a breakfast to die for, With menus from especially turkey were delicous, the menemen was really nice. The kids loved it, especially the breakfast waffles.The staff are of a good quality and relaxed.Really friendly staff. I personally advice families with kids to go because the breakfast is really suitable for them. Its a place i'll visit again hope it will have the same service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Never a fault”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Always fantastic food, go there for Breakfast and always have a great time. Great price for what you get!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty food but not worth the wait”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at Okka a few times, the food is generally good but the service on each occasion has been really poor.
Went back for a third visit last week at lunchtime and waited for 50 minutes to get our lunch. There was just one lady working in the kitchen who was obviously rushed off her feet and the man who was serving did not even apologise for the long wait!
When the food arrived it was good , though not as good as previous visits and my friends peas were overcooked and shrivelled up! Our seafood platter was ok, though the tuna was overcooked and the pitta bread a little burnt .
The best part of the meal was the Oreo milkshake!
Won't be rushing back there in a hurry!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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